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Evidence Base Birth

​Learning Objectives:

  1. Define evidence-based care and discuss statistics on the quality of birth settings in our local community

  2. Discuss the major reasons why we have an evidence-practice gap, including the power hierarchy and how it is a barrier to evidence-based, family-centered care

  3. Discuss ways that we can bridge the evidence-practice gap at the system level

  4. Discuss specific strategies we can use to help our clients obtain evidence-based care

Comfort Measures for Labor & Delivery Nurses

Learning Objectives for the Comfort Measures Workshop:

  1. Discuss the evidence on comfort measures

  2. Demonstrate a variety of comfort measures

  3. Discuss how we can overcome barriers to providing comfort measures

Savvy Birth Parent

Learning Objective covered in Savvy Birth Parent:

  1. Define evidence-based care

  2. Discuss the availability and pros/cons of local birth options

  3. Practice respectful ways to talk with your provider

  4. Discuss how partners, doulas, and nurses can work together to provide labor support

  5. Describe the benefits and limitations of birth plans

  6. Discuss the human and legal rights of birthing persons

Savvy Birth 101

Learning Objectives covered in Savvy Birth 101:

1. Define evidence-based care and discuss the difference between evidence-based care and routine care
2. Describe how the power system works in most hospital labor and delivery units
3. Discuss ways to create a team-based atmosphere in the birthing room, so that you and your partner can get evidence-based, family-centered care

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